Rumours of Attack: No panic, we are on top of situation – Sanwo-Olu


By Moses Adeniyi

Assuring Lagosians on Friday that they can go about doing their lawful businesses without panic, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the Government is on top of security situations in the State.

The Governor gave the assurance following a close door meeting, on Friday, with security agencies to check recent speculations over imminent attack on Lagos.

Briefing State House correspondent at Marina, after the meeting which include top officials of the the Nigeria Police Force, the Navy, Army, Customs, Civil Defence, among others, Governor Sanwo-Olu urged Lagosians to disregard reports, particularly those making rounds on social media, of imminent attack on Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub.

The Governor said the State with Security Agencies have devised strategies and interventions to forestall any mishap, assuring that security men are alive to their responsibility to ensure the security in the State is not compromised.

Sanwo-Olu, however, mentioning that security is the function of all, urged citizens to be responsive to report threat signals to appropriate quarters, calling on them “to say something, when they see something.”

“In the last couple of days or weeks, there have been a lot of social media news and information about the threat of impending attacks on Lagos. I’ve had on a daily basis security communication with my security operatives.

“I want to assure our citizens that we are on top of the matter. We felt there is a need to have this important extended security meeting.

“At the meeting, we received a comprehensive report on what the current security situations in the State are.

“We have come up with strategies and interventions, but I want to assure our people that our security men are alive to their responsibility to ensure the security in the state is not compromised.

“Our advice to our citizens is to be law abiding and go about their lawful duties and to say something if they see something. Security is the duty of all. They should utilise all the security communication that is available.

“We want to assure you we are not unaware of all the concerns that have gone round. The security operatives have given all the assurances to continue to make Lagos safe for all,” the governor assured.